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The 1930 flood of river Tarn

The Tarn is a 381-kilometre (237 mi) long river in southern France, right tributary of the Garonne.

The Tarn runs in a roughly westerly direction, from its source at an altitude of 1,550 m on Mont Lozère in the Cévennes mountains (part of the Massif Central), through the deep gorges and canyons of the Gorges du Tarn (that cuts through the Causse du Larzac), to Moissac in Tarn-et-Garonne, where it joins the Garonne 4 km (2.5 mi) downstream from the centre of town.

 

The Millau Viaduct spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau, and is now one of the area's most popular attractions.
Within two days, the waters of the Tarn, joined by those of the Aveyron and Garonne, provoked a flood that ravaged the whole of Tarn-et-Garonne, causing 181 victims.

 

   
   

 

 Flood Photo gallery

 


Canoeing on river Aveyron

 The Aveyron (Occitan: Avairon) is a 291 km long river in southern France, right tributary of the Tarn River. It rises in the southern Massif Central, near Sévérac-le-Château.

In 1855 evidence of prehistoric man was found near Bruniquel under a hill called Montastruc. The hill was 98 foot high. The account said the overhang extended for about 46 feet along the river and the area enclosed was 298 square yards. Within this cave was found the 13,000 year old sculpture called Swimming Reindeer

 

 

 Canoe Photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

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